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What We Stand For

The basis of the activities of FYEG is our political work on a European level, in a European political space. This is not limited to lobbying inside the European Parliament. No, FYEG is also involved on a street level, running campaigns together with its Member Organisations. At the same time it is not afraid of lifting topics and relevant questions from the local organisations, supporting them and spreading them throughout the network.

Once every year FYEG hosts a formal meeting, the General Assembly, where the MOs, through their delegates, decide on policy and strategy and elect an Executive Committee (EC). The EC board of 7 people is elected to serve for a year and EC members can serve 3 terms consecutively. The Executive Committee leads and coordinates activities of the Federation. There is no leadership hierarchy inside the EC, rather a flat structured and gender balanced committee. They are assisted by a full time paid Secretary General since 1999.

The opinions and statements of FYEG are based on the political platform, which is discussed and updated each year during our General Assembly.


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Political Platform & Policy papers

Here you can find the FYEG policy papers, the political platform being the most important one. All policy papers are all adopted by our General Assebly, starting in 2008.


Solidarity with Klinika!

Jan 12, 2019

Four years ago, a collective of social rights activists in Prague turned the formerly abandoned lung clinic into the Autonomous Social Center Klinika. A derelict building was transformed into a...

Two million citizens sue the French Government for its lack of action against climate change

Jan 11, 2019

Two million citizens are ready to take French government into court for its lack of action to fight against climate change!On December 18th, the French NGO Notre Affaire A Tous (Everyone’s Case)...

EU: Turn your COP24 ambitions into concrete new years resolutions!

Dec 18, 2018

After a year full of climate change related natural disasters, students striking from their schools and massive demonstrations to demand climate justice, world leaders didn’t manage to step up...

400 Hours of Mandatory Overtime, Political Judges & Tear Gas in Hungary - EPP Remains Silent

Dec 15, 2018

On the 12th December, Hungary adopted two laws which pose serious threats to both labour rights and to the rule of law in the country. As FYEG we strongly condemn the adopted changes, as well as the...

Greens and Young Greens at COP24: Austrian EU Presidency Has Failed On All Fronts

Dec 14, 2018

While young people all over Europe are demanding climate action through school strikes, civil disobedience and mass demonstrations, the European Union seems to have difficulties to lead on climate...

Blocking coal is not a crime

Dec 4, 2018

While the COP gets started in Poland, in Slovakia 12 activists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Finland and Belgium are being detained since last Friday for nothing more than climbing a coal mining...

Young Greens push towards political action for a free internet

Nov 29, 2018

Summary: The proposed resolutions of FYEG against a new Copyright Directive were accepted by both the European Greens and the European Youth Forum. Both instances will oppose any further measure...

FYEG’s takeaways from the 29th Council of European Greens

Nov 27, 2018

The 29th Council of European Greens was held in Berlin with a massive audience of over 500 guests. On top of the agenda was the election of our Green leading candidates (or Spitzenkandidaten) who...

Hungarian government delivers another blow to academic freedoms in Europe

Oct 26, 2018

The Central European University was founded in 1991 in order to respond to the challenges that Central European societies were facing after the fall of the iron curtain.These efforts were not enough....

No CO2 cuts? No EU subsidies!

Oct 8, 2018

The new IPCC special report on climate change leaves us with good and bad news.The good news is that climate science confirms that it's still possible to keep global warming within 1.5c. The bad news...

You have the right to decide about your future, go vote!

Sep 29, 2018

On Sunday 30 September, Macedonia will hold a referendum asking citizens the following question: "Are you for EU and NATO membership by accepting the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and...

Stay strong, activists in Hambach! - Last stand against the coal

Sep 17, 2018

We are outraged to hear that the authorities in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) have ordered the eviction of a peaceful citizen’s occupation of Hambach Forest. We call for...

September 8: Rise with us and grab the power!

Sep 7, 2018

Between September 12 and September 14, mayors, local authorities, NGOs and businesses will meet in San Francisco, the United States, for the Global Climate Action Summit. While they meet, we join...

Opre Roma! Europe must stop the racist attacks in Ukraine and Italy!

Aug 2, 2018

Today, on August 2nd, on the occasion of the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, we stand in solidarity with Roma across Europe who protest Europe’s continuous lack of action to protect Roma against...

EU-Japan Trade Agreement: we demand people before profits!

Jul 24, 2018

On Tuesday 17 July, Presidents Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk signed trade agreement JEFTA on behalf of European Union, a new free trade agreement with Japan, the biggest economy the European...